About re/Start

AWS re/Start is a free, full time skills development programme that prepares unemployed or underemployed individuals for entry-level careers in the cloud. AWS re/Start is collaborating with UNITAR, the First Virtual University in Southeast Asia.

UNITAR will support learners throughout the AWS re/Start programme and help them launch careers in cloud computing. Together, AWS re/Start and UNITAR are excited to help individuals develop in-demand cloud skills and prepare for jobs in and around their local communities.

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About the Curriculum

AWS re/Start curriculum teaches AWS Cloud fundamentals to help learners succeed in entry-level cloud positions. Through scenario-based exercises, hands-on labs, and coursework, learners build Linux, Python, networking, security, and relational database skills.

Learners receive job-specific training on building effective front-line support, troubleshooting, escalation, and task automation techniques. AWS re/Start also provides learners with professional skills including effective communication, collaboration, resume writing, and interview coaching to prepare them for employer meetings and interviews.

Technical Skills

  1. How Cloud computing works
  2. AWS Cloud skills
  3. Use of different programming language
  4. All skills required for Cloud certification

Behavioural and Mindset

  1. Effective Communication
  2. Problem Solving
  3. Time Management
  4. Teamwork

Programme Eligibility

  • Retrenched Workers under Employment Insurance System (EIS)
Mandatory for All Applicants:
  • Minimum Diploma/Degree
  • Non-IT/IT Background
  • Full-time availability to attend training Monday–Friday for the course duration (typically 12 weeks)
  • Ability to start a full-time job after course completion
  • Excitement to launch a career in cloud computing
  • Pass Aptitude Test (pre-selection)

Programme Benefits

Free Skill-Based Training

Develop your skills through full-time training to launch a cloud career.

Soft Skills Workshop

The workshop is designed to enhance your employability, preparing you for the workforce.

AWS Certification

Once learners have built AWS Cloud computing skills through hands-on experience, they can prepare for the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam with complimentary access to practice exams and full exams.​

Frequently Asked Questions

This course is free of charge to applicants who are eligible (meet entry requirements)  

If you are interested in joining the programme, please complete the “Request Info” form.

  • Diploma/Degree
  • Non-IT/ IT Background
  • Full-time availability to attend training Monday–Friday for the course duration (typically 12 weeks)
  • Ability to start a full-time job after course completion
  • Excitement to launch a career in cloud computing
  • Pass Aptitude Test ( pre selection)

UNITAR will guide you towards employment opportunities through our Partnerships & Placement Centre.

The AWS re/Start training will be conducted in English. 

The AWS re/Start programme does not require any background knowledge in Computer Science.

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